Travel Blogs from Taipei
August 10th, 2014. 5:20PM. Taipei, Taiwan.
Light refracts through the prisms
of a trillion strangers' eyes.
Someone disappears into
thick air. Someone’s feet
the yellow earth. The
still. The sea: apathetic
When you wonder if you are the first
... cool areas. We were planning to go for xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) for dinner, but it was too early and we were not hungry at all. We went back and hung out at our hostel for a couple hours before going to dinner. We went to the Dongmen area for dinner. There are tons of places to eat in this area! Dan ate like it was his last day ever eating!
It was pretty late after dinner and we started to head back ...
... they were good! The night ended on a slightly sour note however. Alexandra lost her clutch, which happened to have her passport in it (for people not from the US, it's a big thing to lose your passport if you're from the USA, they make a big deal out of it) so this changed the whole scenario very quickly. Luckily, a girl earlier on had been taken home in a taxi earlier on in a "not so good" state, and people were pretty sure that Alexandra's clutch had been given over to the ...
... then reliably told me a flag had been placed on my account and the fraud team will be aware of me trying to withdraw cash in Taiwan. On my first attempt to withdraw any money my account was blocked. Note for travelers, take a lump sum of cash with you, there is always plenty of places to change it at and this is what kept me going between arriving and getting my situation sorted. Also ask for and get the direct number for your banks fraud team. I had to ...
... with dinner one night in Malaysia. Orchard Road has a Spotlight. Canned Milo was available at every corner shop in Bandar Seri Begawan.
But I have now fallen through the looking glass into a brave new world, something rich and strange, full fathom five. Taiwan has done something that doesn't happen to me very often - make me feel dumb. The simplest activities in life make me scratch my head and mutter aloud, "What the f...?" Everything from making my bed (top sheets are shaped like ...